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Election for Vienna Mayor, Town Council Set for May 6

Six vying for three Town Council seats.

Election Day for voting for Mayor and Town Council members is May 6. Patch art
Election Day for voting for Mayor and Town Council members is May 6. Patch art

On Tuesday, May 6, Town of Vienna residents will elect a new Mayor and three Town Council members who will begin two-year terms on July 1. 

The lone candidate for Mayor is Laurie A. DiRocco, who is currently a councilmember. Vienna Mayor M. Jane Seeman died Feb. 23 of lung cancer.

There are six candidates for the three council seats; they are:

  • Mike L. Cheselka
  • Linda Jane Colbert
  • Edythe Frankel Kelleher
  • Pasha M. Majdi
  • Dennis E. Rice 
  • Tara L. Voigt

Election Day

Election Day is Tuesday, May 6.  The Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry Street SE, is the sole polling place for Town elections. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Candidate forums

There will be two candidate forums held during the month of April at the Vienna Community Center. The Vienna-Oakton National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) will host a candidate forum on Tuesday, April 8, at 1:30 p.m. The forum will be part of NARFE’s regularly scheduled meeting. The Northeast Vienna Citizens Association (NEVCA) will host a forum on Tuesday, April 22, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Both forums are free and open to the public. 

Voter registration deadline

Residents of the Town of Vienna who are eligible but not registered to vote must do so by April 14, in order to vote in the Town election. Voter registration applications are available through the Fairfax County General Registrar’s Office at (703) 222-0776 or online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov; completed applications must be printed and mailed or delivered in person to the General Registrar, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 323, Fairfax, VA 22035.

Absentee voting

If you will be out of town on Election Day or are unable to go to the polls because of illness or disability, you may vote by absentee ballot in person or by mail. The last day to vote absentee in person is Saturday, May 3, at the Fairfax County Office of Elections. The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot by mail is Tuesday, April 29. Applications are available at County government centers and libraries or may be downloaded from the County’s website at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/eb.

Voter registration forms and absentee ballot applications are also available in the Town Clerk’s Office, 127 Center St. South, (703) 255-6303. 

For more information, visit www.viennava.gov/index.aspx?NID=851.

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